STARTALK 2015 - Programs in IN

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National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Inc. (teacher)

NCOLCTL StarTalk LCTL Professional Development Program

Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • July 20, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bloomington, IN, Bloomington, IN

The NCOLCTL 2015 Startalk Professional Development Program is a hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of one or more LCTLs at the post-secondary level; these languages include Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. There are two parts to this program. Overall, the program will be a three-week program; One week of distance learning and two weeks of residential face-to-face instruction in Bloomington, Indiana. Fourteen new or prospective LCTL instructors will be selected to participate in this three-week intensive summer program. They will have hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum, Understanding By Design, and performance assessment. The face-to-face program will involve a series of lectures and discussion sessions in the morning while the afternoons will be devoted to hands-on activities such as teaching practice, lesson plans development, curriculum design, and assessment rubric for evaluating learning outcomes. The success of the program will be measured by the participants' deliverables and teaching performance. We will share common "Look For's", Observable Behaviors developed from desired results of the program and TELL materials. These Look For's align with program goals on lesson planning, performance assessment and Backward Curriculum Design, Integration of Culture, Content, and Language, and Learner Centered Instruction.

812-856-4191 • ayschlei@gmail.com

The Trustees of Indiana University (student)

STARTALK Swahili for Indiana Middle and High Schools

  • June 15, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The proposed four week program for Indiana 8th to 12th graders will continue to focus on the theme ‘Virtual Visit to East Africa’. Department of Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington, successfully directed Swahili language and culture program since 2010. We propose to have three sections: Section 1 for students who will be studying Swahili for the first time; Section 2 for students who were in Section 1 in summer 2014 program; and Section 3 will be a combined section for students who have participated in previous programs and are above Novice High level of proficiency. As in past programs, we will focus on the STARTALK Endorsed Principles: Students centered classrooms that integrate: 5Cs of the National Foreign language Standards (Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparison, and Community); Connecting Language, Culture and Content; Using of the target language over 90% of the time; Using authentic materials; Differentiating language instruction (especially in the combined section); continuous performance based assessment. We will also integrate the STELLA model. Each week will focus on a specific cultural theme relevant to East Africa.

812-855-3323 • aomar@indiana.edu
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